Mariah Carey Confirmed For ABC’s Disney Parks Holiday Specials

Disneyland [ABC Photo]

Mariah Carey’s “All I Want For Christmas To You” is one of the season’s most recognizable songs.

Viewers will soon get to see her perform it from Disneyland.

ABC confirms that Carey’s performance will air as part of its “The Wonderful World of Disney: Magical Holiday Celebration” on Thanksgiving Night (show airs from 8-10PM) and its “The Disney Parks’ Magical Christmas Celebration” on Christmas morning (10-12AM).

In addition to confirming Carey’s performance, ABC updated its lineups for both specials. Zara Larsson is no longer listed, while JoJo is now confirmed for a solo performance in addition to her Boyz II Men collaboration.

The updated lineups follow:

Thanksgiving Night

  • Boyz II Men, joined by JoJo, will sing a holiday favorite from the steps of Cinderella Castle.
  • Alessia Cara will sing “How Far I’ll Go” from Disney’s animated feature film, “Moana” (in theaters November 23) for the very first time on broadcast television.
  • Mariah Carey performs “All I Want for Christmas Is You” from the Disneyland Resort.
  • Kelly Clarkson will perform “Underneath the Tree” and “Stronger.”
  • JoJo sings a holiday classic from a stunning location at Walt Disney World.
  • Flo Rida performs two of his smash hits.
  • From Disney’s Hollywood Studios, OneRepublic performs a hit song.
  • Trisha Yearwood and Garth Brooks will perform “Baby It’s Cold Outside,” “Ugly Christmas Sweater” and “Marshmallow World,” all from their new album, “Christmas Together,” out November 11 (Pearl Records, Inc.).

Christmas Morning

  • Alessia Cara will perform a holiday favorite.
  • Mariah Carey performs “All I Want for Christmas is You” from the Disneyland Resort.
  • Sofia Carson performs “Silent Night,” featuring an alternate musical arrangement from her performance on Disney Channel and also hosts from backstage.
  • Kelly Clarkson performs “I’ll Be Home for Christmas.”
  • In front of Cinderella Castle at Walt Disney World, Gavin DeGraw sings a Christmas classic.
  • “The Christmas Song (Chestnuts Roasting on an Open Fire)” will be performed by Jordan Fisher, who will also make his Broadway debut in “Hamilton,” on November 22.
  • OneRepublic performs from Disney’s Hollywood Studios.
  • Solo and duet performances by Trisha Yearwood and Garth Brooks from their new album, “Christmas Together,” out November 11 (Pearl Records, Inc.).

Written by Brian Cantor

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